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How do smart thermostats work in Kingsport?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine being able to manage your home’s comfort settings by saying a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your smartphone. Now, take it beyond that point and think about having a device that is able to actually detect your preferred settings and automatically adjust. As you can see, smart thermostats are extraordinary technological advancements capable of adding a new level of convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to see how they work and what they might do for your property.

How do smart thermostats compare to standard models?

Despite all their impressive capabilities, smart thermostats function in part like regular styles. For instance, they are wired directly to your HVAC equipment. You are also able to manually manipulate the temperature by touching the unit attached to your wall. But that’s about where the commonalities finish.

Kingsport smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

The major difference between smart thermostats and traditional models is that they link to your home’s wireless network. Having your heating and cooling system paired to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never had. Essentially, you are able to alter your heating and cooling levels from any location. Did you forget to turn down the settings when leaving on a trip? That’s OK. Simply go to the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and make the adjustments. There are various other things you can do with the app, including:

  • Change between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode such as vacation, home, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get notifications whenever comfort levels are manually or automatically altered

Change comfort levels by simply speaking a directive

Your Wi-Fi connection provides an additional incredible advantage as you are able to sync your unit to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to keep comfortable on a chilly winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty spot on the couch, just say a command like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat can use in-home sensors and other functionality like geolocation to determine if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this smart device will even note your preferences and adjust to match. To illustrate, if you typically prefer things to be cooler over night, the thermostat will discern that and adjust it for you.

Built-in safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated capability also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to decrease the spread of flames and smoke. You might also have it instantly engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your home.

Decrease your energy bills in Kingsport

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt temperatures by itself and your ability to change them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s smart for your bank account. If you adjust your comfort levels 5 to 10 degrees for whenever you’re not there, you are able to save a good deal - up to 10% on energy bills.

Get started on your own Kingsport smart home

Since you now have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Kingsport, it’s time to bring one into your residence. The Vivint smart home experts are here to show you the way. Place a call to (423) 556-9460 or submit the form below to start.